Should we sunset Windows 7 support?

Phillip McMahon phillip.mcmahon at
Thu Nov 12 09:46:32 CET 2020

Take a look here

Would seem to suggest Windows 7 is in decline but still represents
around 25% of OS footprint out there.

On Thu, 12 Nov 2020 at 09:39, Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 9:29 AM Andrew Fried <afried at> wrote:
> >
> > We recently began deploying clusters of recursive DNS "firewalls" that
> > use wireguard to secure and authenticate all traffic between the client
> > and servers.   What we quickly learned was that virtually the entire
> > customer base in India uses Windows 7 almost exclusively.
> >
> > I can certainly understand the desire to streamline development and
> > focus on current versions of client operating systems, but by
> > deprecating support for Windows 7 you would be reducing the number of
> > potential Wireguard deployments by hundreds of millions of users,
> > particularly in Asian and underpopulated communities in Africa.  Most of
> > the end users there simply can't afford the cost of updating to the
> > latest version of Windows.  I personally wish this were not the case,
> > but it is what it is.
> Thanks for that info. This is by far the most compelling point brought
> up so far and is one likely to keep us supporting Windows 7 for some
> time. I assume your deployment to those parts of the world is quite
> large?
> Are there any websites or other sources you used to find these
> statistics about usage per region? It sounds like that'd be useful to
> look at.
> Jason

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